Offshore Drilling Could Start in July – Stop Bush’s Plan Now!

George Bush will do anything to enrich Big Oil – invade Iraq, deny global warming, and now endanger wildlife.

If you care about the environment, please take action on this Activist Alert from  Democrats.com :

Dear Activist,

Is there any place in this country that is safe from the Bush/Cheney administration’s thirst for oil?

First it was the Arctic Refuge. Then it was our public wildlands. And now it’s our fragile coasts.

Tell the Bush/Cheney administration to put an end to their plan to drill off the coasts of Alaska, Virginia and Florida!

The administration intends to allow harmful new drilling in more than 84 million acres off the coast of Alaska, including an area closed to drilling after the disastrous Exxon Valdez oil spill in 1989. Federal officials have also proposed new drilling leases off the coasts of Virginia and Florida.

These areas are teeming with wildlife, including imperiled whales , sea otters and sea turtles . New drilling could destroy these sensitive coastal ecosystems and the wildlife and tourist economies that depend on them.

Our oceans are already under siege. Our marine wildlife can’t afford any more devastating oil spills. We need to stop this backward-thinking plan before it is put into effect.

If the Interior Department goes through with their plan, new drilling could begin in Alaska as early as July.

We don’t have a moment to spare – please send your message opposing the Bush/Cheney administration’s plan today!

Thank you for taking action today,

Rebecca Young,
Care2 and ThePetitionSite team

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